Robert Frost’s famous poem:
DUST OF SNOW
The way a crow
Shook down on me
A dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I rued.
This is one of my favorites, and it really sums up what we’re trying to do here.
The gist of Frost’s poem is that even very-simple things can have outsized effects on our lives. Who would think that snow falling on one’s head could actually change a mood from glum to good? But you know when you read this poem, that this is truth.
Who knows what hope/light/levity could be delivered in much the same way by leaving a little “Surprise Blessing!”
Be the crow – spread the dusts of snow! One dusting may just be what is needed to lighten someone’s mood! – Writer 1
We are a small group of friends who want to bless others. We want to leave small tokens anonymously for folks we are not likely to meet. We each have a story or two about times when we were unexpectedly blessed--blessings that were meaningful at the time in a way known only to us. See our posts about this.
Yes, this is also a social experiment in "paying it forward," and we want to hear how the blessings found by strangers may have been as specially meaningful as those unanticipated blessings were in our lives. But the main purpose is just what we say--to bless others.
You can read more in the post "What Is Going On?," and you can even join us in the great experiment and joy of spreading cheer. Check out "Registry" for a list of blessings sent. Send us an email with your comments, whether you are a recipient or not. We'll just see where this goes...we believe we, too, will be blessed in the process!
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